Scientists Lobby for a New Word to Describe 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000


The highest prefix allowed by the International System of Units (SI) is the “yotta”, for 24 zeroes

Scientists are lobbying for a new word to help them describe numbers larger than 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, amid concerns that the current system of units is insufficient.   A campaign for “hella” to join the likes of “kilo”, “mega” and “giga” as an internationally accepted prefix is attracting growing support. 


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